Found July 13, 2013 on The Other Paper:
The world knows New York City as the Big Apple and — in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the first placement of All-Star statues around the host cities — MLB has scattered 35 six-foot tall, 350-pound sculptures shaped as the healthy fruit around NYC in a tribute to the 84th Midsummer Classic. The commemorative All-Star statues have become a big part of the ASG experience and tourists — searching out their favorite team's statue for a photo-op — has become a great way for fans to enjoy the excitement of the annual event and see the host city close up. This year, the 2013 statues (one for each team and a few add-ons) have been on display at various locations in Manhattan with the exception of the one at Citi Field (a Matt Harvey toss from the Mets' iconic Home Run Apple). The mostly unassuming apples can be spotted in the shadow of the nearly completed Freedom Tower at the World Financial Center (Rockies), uptown in bustling Harlem (L.A. Dodgers), outside the battle-scarred Intrepid aircraft carrier on the Hudson River (Nationals), blocking the aisles of a Fifth Avenue Tommy Bahama shop (S.F. Giants) and being ignored by young gamers in the Rockefeller Center Nintendo store (Mariners). I spent three days with my trusty Nikon peddling through miles of yellow taxi rivers via mountain bike to capture the essence of the soon-to-be-forgotten apples. Did I mention the heat wave? Along the way, I met a troop of Boy Scouts (Nationals), a possessive 150-pound dog (Cardinals), an All-Star Game ticket winner (Tigers), break-dancing street performers (Rangers) and enjoyed parts of the city I haven't seen in years — or just plain forgot about. If you aren't lucky enough to be visiting New York for the game this week — or just don't want to deal with the subways, the heat or rent a Citi Bike to see the "Apples on Parade" — here's all 35 of the colorful creations in one photo show to see what you're missing. I think you'll like dem apples. Citi Field Photos by Tony Mangia Rangers-Zuccotti Park Angels-Bed Bath & Beyond Mets-SNY Studios Blue Jays-Intercontinental Hotel Marlins-Grace Building Braves-Time-Warner Center 1.  Arizona Diamondbacks- Modell's Sporting Goods 2.  Atlanta Braves TBS - Time Warner Center 3.  Baltimore Orioles- Chelsea Market 4.  Boston Red Sox- Party City 5.  Chicago Cubs- Staybridge Suites 6.  Chicago White Sox- Toys "R" Us 7.  Cincinnati Reds- Modell's Sporting Goods 8.  Cleveland Indians- Topps 9.  Colorado Rockies- World Financial Center 10. Detroit Tigers- Duane Reade 11. Houston Astros- Westin Hotel 12. Kansas City Royals- FOX News  13. Los Angeles Angels- Bed Bath & Beyond 14. Los Angeles Dodgers- T-Mobile 15. Miami Marlins- Grace Building 16. Milwaukee Brewers- Office of the Commissioner 17. Minnesota Twins- Best Buy 18. New York Mets- SNY Studios 19. New York Yankees- Modell's Sporting Goods 20. Oakland Athletics- Modell's Sporting Goods 21. Philadelphia Phillies- Party City 22. Pittsburgh Pirates- Niketown 23. San Diego Padres- Sony 24. San Francisco Giants- Tommy Bahama 25. Seattle Mariners- Nintendo 26. St. Louis Cardinals- Buy Baby Buy 27. Tampa Bay Rays- Madison Square Park 28. Texas Rangers- Zuccotti Park 29. Toronto Blue Jays- Intercontinental Hotel 30. Washington Nationals- Intrepid Museum 31. MLB All-Star Game- Citi Field 32. American League- NY Public Library 33. National League- NY Public Library 34. Brooklyn Dodgers- Grand Central Terminal 35. New York Giants- Grand Central Terminal Brewers-Commissioner's Building Brooklyn Dodgers-Grand Central Cardinals-Buy Baby Buy Cubs-Staybridge Suites Diamondbacks-Modell's Sporting Goods Indians-Topps Dodgers-T-Mobile Mariners-Nintendo A's-Modell's Sporting Goods National League-NY Public Library American League-NY Public Library Nationals-Intrepid Museum New York Giants-Grand Central Orioles-Chelsea Market Padres-Sony  Phillies-Party City Pirates-Niketown Rays-Madison Square Red Sox-Party City Astros-Westin Hotel Reds-Modell's Sporting Goods Rockies-World Financial Center Royals-FOX News Giants-Tommy Bahama Tigers-Duane Reade Twins-Best Buy White Sox-Toys "R" Us Yankees-Modell's Sporting Goods Check out my portfolio.  Weddings a specialty.
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